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"originality" nonsense - google says otherwise

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on September 14, 2004 08:56 AM

Did you even bother doing a <A HREF="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=software+idea+mind&btnG=Search&meta=" title="google.com">simple google search</a google.com>?



WTF should open source be treated to a different standard from closed source when it comes to originality?



In any case computer science and software engineering researchers have been writing and open sourcing mind/idea support software for decades, long before commercial software got in on the act.



The "only commercial software is original" meme is nonsense. The only people who propagate it a commercial software vendors who are out of touch with software research and marketing 'droids with an agenda. Commercial software is sometimes good at packaging but rarely is it original in concept.

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